Leo Guray

January 19, 1954September 1, 2013

Leo Guray (b. Jan. 19, 1954 in Vilnius, Lithuania) of Duluth, GA, formerly of Massachusetts, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Sep. 1 in Needham, MA, after a valiant fight with brain cancer. Leo received a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Vilnius, and later immigrated with his family to the United States. Leo worked as a software engineer, for the past 10 years with Micromeritics in Norcross, Georgia. Leo's love of food and new culinary experiences was legendary, and he never missed an opportunity to explore cuisines from around the world. Leo touched the lives of many people with his generosity and trademark sense of humor. He will be forever remembered and missed by his mother, Gita Gurevich, brother Naum Gurevich and sister-in-law Rita Gurevich, fiancé Lynn Whitener and her daughters, Lauren and Sarah Hackney, lifelong friend Lana Hendrix and her husband Ton Hendrix, daughter Victoria Saldana, son Arthur Guray, son-in-law Johnny Saldana, grandsons Johnny Jr. and Mason Saldana, granddaughter Ella Galanti, niece Ada Gilman, nephew Lazar Gurevich, and his extended family. Services at Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 1668 Beacon St., Brookline, Mass. on Tuesday, Sep. 3 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Massachusetts General Hospital, MGH Development Office, Attn: Sara Kelly, 165 Cambridge St., 6th Fl., Boston, MA 02114, or


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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February 1, 2014

I light a candle on this day, four months after his leaving, in remembrance of the man who truly had the biggest heart and finest mind I ever knew. Love you more every day, my Leo...Lynn

Johnny Saldana

January 9, 2014

Leo or Puppy as I called him was my beloved grandpa. We used to visit him many times throughout the year and I remember him very fondly. We went to many restaurants together and I remember his warm hugs and kind smiles. I miss him very much.

Jeff Gantner

November 4, 2013

Leo was my friend and and a tremendous source of information for me at Micromeritics. Leo always added a touch of humor to the day, which is one of his many gifts. He was a kind, generous, and unassuming man, and I will always remember him fondly.

Paul Webb

November 2, 2013

Leo and I worked at the same company in Norcross. He was a very friendly and intelligent man with a great sense of humor. While working there, I enjoyed his occasional visits to my office and meeting him in the company parking lot in the morning or after work; he always had something humorous to say. My wife and I happened to cross paths with Lynn and Leo while grocery shopping about a year ago. That was the last time I saw him—healthy, happy, and jovial—and that is how I will remember him.

Jean-Luc Albert

September 18, 2013

I am saddened by the loss of Leo. He was a great guy to work with but he was also our friend. He was a natural at making people laugh. We have many memories we shared with him. He is greatly missed.

Steve Fray

September 4, 2013

There is a much better place to be, it's called "Heaven". Rest in peace Leo and may God comfort the family.

Steve Fray

Noreeen Sherwood

September 4, 2013

Although I never met Leo, I felt like I knew him. Lauren spoke of him many times. I am so sorry for your loss.

Janet Rosenwasser

September 4, 2013

Arthur, Thank you for letting me know of Leo's passing. I'm sorry I couldn't get away yesterday to come pay my respects. I am relieved to know that Leo is finally at peace. I'm sure he would have been proud of all you did to honor his wishes. My condolences to you, Lynn, and the rest of your family.

September 4, 2013

We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts, Lynn.


September 4, 2013

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.